A difficult time and place for an African-American boy, Jacob Pete Manor, as he embarks upon his personal journey – his Rite of Passage. Fourth and final child, born to a family of sharecroppers from the rural area of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Jacob uncovers pertinent life truths that involve mother-son over-bonding, betrayal, abandonment, sexual explorations, misconceptions of “manhood,” and other crucial challenges and milestones which ultimately lead Jacob to becoming the man God destined him to be.
Jacob was a dreamer, with very high aspirations whose ambitions exceeded the scope of what a climate of segregation, inadequate school systems, and a mind set of inferiority dictated for a young African-American male.
Vol. 1: Young Jacob is the first of a three-part series that chronicles this journey. It’s through the eyes of Jacob that we will unravel life within these pages; his exploration, his discovery, his personal Rite of Passage.
Vol. 2: Teen Jacob resumes with our main character transitioning into adolescence. He celebrates his 13th birthday and though equipped with knowledge of worldly matters exceeding that of other boys his age, he still lacks the maturity to navigate through the onslaught of the more complex life issues. Our ambitious and unsuspecting adolescent is challenged with the external stigmas of the time, as well as his own internal struggles.
Vol. 3: The Man Jacob is the finale to the trilogy and concludes with our main character, Jacob Pete Manor, in his final stage of transition – manhood. Manhood no longer dictated or determined by the “misconceptions.” Jacob’s trials, challenges, successes, failures and uniquely orchestrated stages of his life produced a far greater outcome...